Seller: stockinup (7,510) 100%, Location: Tolland, Connecticut, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 361836192834 Condition: Very good condition, Details: Historic and authentic Reading Railroad Company cancelled stock certificate dated in the 1960's to early 1970's. This is a real Stock has a beautiful vignette of a train and city scene in the center with allegorical figures on either side. I have red(pictured), green, grey, orange or brown with the color being selected randomly. The Reading Company usually called the Reading Railroad, officially the Philadelphia and Reading Rail Road and then the Philadelphia and Reading Railway until 1924, operated in southeast Pennsylania and neighboring states. Until the decline in anthracite loadings in the Coal Region after World War II, it was one of the most prosperous corporations in the United States. Reduced coal traffic coupled with highway competition and short hauls forced it into bankruptcy in the 1970s. The railroad was merged into Conrail in 1976, but the corporation lasted into 2000, disposing of real estate holdings. Since the railroad served Atlantic City, New Jersey (via subsidiary The Atlantic City Railroad), the Reading Railroad is a property in the American version of the board game Monopoly. The certificate is in very good condition for its age with slight creases from mailing and the normal punch cancellation and staple holes. Nice looking certificate and is a great conversation piece of a famous company. Certificate would make a fine addition to your collection or a great gift. Stock certificate collecting is becoming increasingly popular due to the historical significance of many of the companies and their increasing rarity. With the advent of electronic trading the issuance of stock certificates has decreased markedly and accordingly should improve the value of these certificates over time. Please review my feedback record and bid with confidence. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.